This site is obsolete and should be used for reference only. The information in this documentation is not guaranteed to work for Bot Framework SDK versions past 4.9.1.

News Skill

The News skill provides a simple Skill that integrates with the Bing News Cognitive Service to demonstrate how a news experience can be integrated into a Virtual Assistant.

Once deployed create a Bing News Cognitive Services Key and update the appropriate configuration within appSettings.config.

This skill supports the following scenarios:

  • Find articles: Find me news about sports
  • Trending articles: What news is trending now?
  • Show favorite topic: Find news for me

News Example


Learn how to provision your Azure resources in the Create a Skill tutorial.


  1. Get your own Bing News Cognitive Services Key
  2. Provide this value in your appsettings.json file.